Exclusive! A Troubled Ex-Friends Star
Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox fear for their pal Matt LeBlanc.
Friends Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are concerned for Matt LeBlanc’s welfare. “Matt has been troubled ever since their show Friends ended, a source revealed to BettyConfidential. “He was thrilled to get his own show (Joey), but he was under pressure to make sure it was a hit.”
The show ended after two seasons. “He started to have marital problems and since the cancellation of Joey it’s been hard for him to get work, adds our source. “He finally received an offered a new show called Episodes, but it’s been a long haul in getting a solid offer.”
Things went downhill post-Friends. “His marriage fell apart, adds our source. “He started drinking. Jen and Courteney have been very concerned for him. They wanted to help him, but he didn’t want any handouts as far as work was concerned. Jen offered him roles in her movies and Courteney even offered him a guest spot on Dirt and her show Cougar Town.
But, his pride got in the way. “They are thrilled that he’s working again, but the drinking hasn’t stopped,” adds our source. “They don’t know what to do for him, but he needs help. They are there for him and have expressed their concern, but he has to want to help himself.”
JoAnna Zulli is a New York-based writer who has worked for Star, Soap Opera Magazine, Woman’s World, In Touch and the New York Post.